Seeing Through Another’s Eyes

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One of the main reasons I wanted to be a writer when I was young was how I related to stories.
Starting at the age of four, I would continuously ask, “Why can’t I see through your eyes?” to the point that my mother would get annoyed. All of her answers would never make me stop asking.
So, I took that question to college and studied writing and philosophy.
College was about “finding my voice” and sharing my stories. I took a lot of Creative Nonfiction classes. Yet, I was never good at actually “sharing” my stories. I kept to myself and only shared or put them out there because the people in my classes had to read them. And, well, I was paying to be there, so I had to turn them in.
Submitting them was another thing altogether. I’m not good at rejection.
It wasn’t until I started my job as a reporter that I realized one of my favorite things to do was interview others and share their stories. I took on the task of talking to local Veterans of my area and sharing their stories in the written word, which has become one of my favorite things to do.
So this is my page of other’s stories they’ve shared with me, and a chance for me to share how much I learn from seeing through another’s eyes.

Do you have a fantastic story to tell? Have you seen something unique and want to share it? I’d love to hear and help you put it into the world.